Tommy Lasorda in hospital after suffering a heart attack

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tommy-lasordaAccording to TMZ.com, Baseball legend Tommy Lasorda is currently in a New York hospital after suffering a heart attack Monday.

Lasorda, now 84-years-old was representing the Los Angeles Dodgers during the MLB draft which started yesterday in New York.

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Sources told TMZ,  the heart attack was “mild” and Tommy is expected to be ok — and the plan is for him to be released tomorrow.

TMZ further stated, people at the draft began to suspect something was wrong today when Tommy was not present to announce the Dodgers’ draft picks..

Tommy appeared just fine yesterday, signing autographs at a media gathering and eating at an Italian restaurant … even singing with an accordion player.

Per Wikipedia, Tommy Lasorda was named “Vice-President” of the Dodgers upon his retirement from managing in 1996. On June 22, 1998 he became the Dodgers interim General Manager upon the mid-season firing of Fred Claire. He resigned as General Manager after the season and was appointed as “Senior Vice-President” of the Dodgers. After the sale of the team to Frank McCourt, Lasorda took on his current position of “Special Advisor to the Chairman” where his responsibilities include “scouting, evaluating and teaching minor league players, acting as an advisor and ambassador for the Dodgers’ international affiliations, and representing the franchise at more than 100 speaking engagements and appearances to various charities, private groups and military personnel each year.”

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